Russia demands that Israel comply with international law in Rafah

The Russian foreign ministry insists that Israel strictly observe international humanitarian law after its tanks entered the border city of Rafah.

At a briefing, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says Russia — which itself has been universally accused of systematically ignoring international law since its invasion of Ukraine two years ago — sees the Rafah incursion as “an additional destabilizing factor” in an area with more than a million civilians, and therefore “we demand strict observance of the provisions of international humanitarian law,” the RIA Novosti state news agency reports.

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